Earlier this year, Onca Centre for Arts and Ecology, based in Brighton commissioned me to illustrate some promotional material for them – a series of four postcards that could also be read as a panoramic whole. Each postcard would be able to work independently as an image but put together, show the way to Onca. The brief asked for me to map the way to the centre as it launched its new look upstairs studios, desk spaces and meeting rooms for arts and environmental businesses.
I researched the local wildlife – plants, insects and animal that could be found in the city – and made my own notes wandering from home to the studio to the gallery. The map is crawling with details of seagulls, starlings, peregrine, and house martens, of magpie moths and red admirals, of foxes and bats and the tiniest wild flowers that grow against all odds in the darkest hidden corners.